Something Different
Restaurant and Retail

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Now Smack-Dab in the middle of Urbanna, Virginia
213 Virginia Street – 804-758-8000

Specializing in Fine Neanderthal Cuisine

Home of
THE Virginia Sandwich

in The American Sandwich Book
Smoked Turkey & Country Ham Salad

And the Applechain Hot Dog:
 All Beef with Apple Butter & Mustard
served on our homemade snuggle-bun

Righteous Ribs
Bodacious Butts

Voted BEST Barbecue in River Country by readers of Pleasant Living Magazine!
Every year of the contest (2005 – 2011)

Voted Most Popular Barbecue Restaurant in Virginia on Urbanspoon


     96%  Description: omething Different, Urbanna, Virginia

Something Different  

           Description: ripAdvisor


 Five Stars
Talk of the Town 4 years
Customer Satisfaction Award

Trip Advisor
Ranked #1 Restaurant
in the Urbanna area
Description: Certificate of Excellence

on Urbanspoon (96%)
and Yelp
AAA Approved(r)

Special thanks to all of our visitors who have given us great reviews on-line.
Talk of the Town rates customer satisfaction based on comments, reviews and ratings
from Internet sites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, Urbanspoon, FaceBook, blogs, Etc.
We are the only eatery within fifty miles to rate five stars!

We are known for our:

Freshly Roasted Coffees, & Virginia Peanuts
Homemade Super-Premium Ice Cream
Homemade Sides, Soups and Desserts
Barbecue & Smoked Meats
Deli Sandwiches to order
Fine Wines and Cheeses
Rubs, Sauces and Seasonings

Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Open Mic every Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM
Live entertainment often (Friday evenings)

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We are included in -

Southern Living’s
Off the Eaten Path, Second Helpings
 by Morgan Murphy.

Only four restaurants in Virginia
 made the cut

 We have copies for sale at the store for $22.95


Our Menu

(Please call for current prices)



Full Bar
Wine and Beer
On and Off Premises

Wine glasses - $6.50 dry, $5.00 wet

Shooters - $5.00

64 Oz Growlers - $10.00

We have expanded (already) and moved all of the Ice Cream, retail, packaged-to-go,
Specialty Beer, Wine, peanuts and freshly roasted coffee next door.
In addition to our usual pies, molasses gingerbread and desserts,
we now have baked goods and cookies.

There is a story behind everything that we do-
The old hand-hewn beams are from a pre-Revolutionary War house
and the table tops were stable doors from a ¼ mile indoor racetrack
Read the stories

Dan's Blurbs, Ruminations and Trivia —
Stories about food, history and stuff such as:
Charcoal and How to Make it
 On Becoming an Ethno-Gastronomist

 Rubs, Sauces & Seasonings

Tee Shirts, Hoodies, Wine Glasses, Shooters, Growlers and Mugs

Read about Gertrude, our Grandcalf, and her potato chip addiction


Click on photo to view video

Or click HERE to watch on Facebook



Washington Post Magazine July 1, 2012
(click play button below picture to view gallery)

Hampton Roads Diners Guide Aug. 8, 2012

The Tornado of April 16, 2011
Just missed the store and went right through the center of our farm

The Great Carolina Barbecue Tour

Restaurant Review (pdf) from the Rivah Visitors Guide Aug. 2011

Mary Wakefield Buxton's tribute

Photo Gallery

We are on Facebook
Become a fan and see what we are up to
Folks who like us are entitled to our Bumper-Sticker

(Keep your neighbors guessing)


We use and sell
Wicked Good Charcoal
To find out why, read

Barbecue 101 Part II, The Fuel

3/13/02 Revised 2/10/08


Penetrating wood finish

Pleasant Living Magazine


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